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12 Days of Freshness: 2014 Holiday Gift Guide | Day Eleven

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Seasons greetings, Freshness readers. We're just one day away from the end of our Holiday Gift Guide and we'd just like to say that we sincerely and most genuinely hope that each and every one of you gets exactly what you want for Christmas. There's no feeling quite like waiting months for those booster packs of Pokémon cards or the N64 game you've been wanting forever for and waking up to find a 1000-piece puzzle or a Ralph Lauren polo shirt instead (true story). Say "Mele Kalikimaka" to Day Eleven of the often under-but-never-over-rated 12 Days of Freshness. It's good for the soul.

Publish Brand describes themselves as "part-time clothiers, full-time bridge builders". The Los Angeles-based company only started a few years ago but it didn't take long for them to put themselves on the map as one of the most innovative and necessary menswear labels on the scene today. Their collections consist of pieces that are practical and utilitarian while still maintaining a refined aesthetic. In other words, you can be comfortable without looking like a complete bum. They gained a massive following with their insanely popular (and often imitated) joggers and continue to build their brand with a wide range of premium outerwear, denim, tees, accessories and cut-and-sew pieces. Our pick for Day Eleven is the super comfy, super stylish Alek and Buck Joggers from the Fleece Collection.


The Alek Jogger is made from 100 percent cotton and features an extended front and back rise, ribbed cuffs, an elastic waistband with metal capped draw cords, zipper front pockets with herringbone taped zipper pulls and welts, a back patch pocket, a reinforced inseam and leg panels with over-lock stitching details, a woven logo on the back and tonal quill embroidery. The Buck offers a slightly altered design with hidden zipper front pockets, back hidden zipper pocket and front and back Moto inspired leg panels, also made with over-lock stitching details. That may seem like a lot of unnecessary specs about a pair of joggers (don't ever call them sweats), but we mean to emphasize how much care and effort actually goes into creating this perfect pair of pants (tongue twister!), even down to the minute detailing on the zippers. Both the Alek and Buck Joggers are winter essentials and will make awesome gifts for any style-conscious guy (or girl) this holiday season.



Publish Brand Alek Jogger
Price: $78
Available:Publish|REVOLVE|Urban Outfitters

Publish Brand's Alek and Buck Joggers are priced at an affordable $78 and come in a number of different colors. They also offer extended sizing, so they work well for all the skinny guys, big dudes and anyone in between. With just the right about of tapering, they look great and are ideal for showing off your favorite pair of shoes. Plus, they look good enough that you won't be called lazy for not wearing actual pants. Take a good look and be sure to poke around their site to see the other pieces in their line. Day Twelve comes tomorrow!



Publish Brand Buck Jogger
Price: $78
Available:Publish|REVOLVE|Urban Outfitters